This past year, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard won his third consecutive Defensive Player of the Year Award. To call Howard fearsome would actually be an understatement.
They say defense wins championships, and Howard's is a primary reason the Magic have contended for a title in the past.
Miami's defense was a big part of why they made the Finals in 2011, and Dallas' defense was a big part of why they beat the Heat.
Here are the 15 most fearsome individual defenders in the league...
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